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Every day, we check in with staff from different Clubs who share activities for members across all age groups. Today’s list of activities includes Lego Thursday, The Little Mermaid, Virtual Shark Tank, and cool quarter tricks.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

In post #4 of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s “Club at Home,” we share content that brings Club programs, traditions, and staff into the homes of members. Our goal is to provide the same fun and educational activities to our Club members and families, even while Clubs are physically closed. 

We check in with staff from our Clubs who share different activities for members across all age groups, including Lego Thursday, The Little Mermaid, Virtual Shark Tank, and cool quarter tricks.

Additionally, Boston Public Schools has announced that schools will remain closed until May 4, 2020. It continues to provide Chromebooks to BPS students who need one. Click here for more details and to find information about more affordable internet.

Riddle of the Day
Courtesy of Skyler, Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club

For Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club teens, Teen Education Coordinator Skyler’s “Riddle of the Day” has become a fixture in day-to-day Club life. We’re excited to keep this tradition alive and bring brain teasers to the members and families of all Clubs as part of “Club at Home.”

Today’s Riddle: 

As a little guy, I jump up and down

But I barely make a sound.

Blending in, the color of my skin

Is the same as the food that surrounds me.

In the dark of night, while out of sight,

My chirp lets you know I am around.

What am I? 

The answer to yesterday’s riddle: A staircase

Tune in tomorrow to see the answer and get a new riddle!  

Courtesy of Katie, Charlestown Club

Charlestown Club’s Arts Program Manager Katie brings you step by step through making your own Fantasy World Map. This map can be used for your own creative stories, or to just hang on your wall. 

For ages 8-12. 

Health & Wellness
Courtesy of Denise, Edgerley Family South Boston Club 

See what’s been cooking with Denise, Edgerley Family South Boston Club’s Culinary Director, as she recommends a healthy mindset toward food choices, along with some snack and meal ideas.

For all ages.

Learning Center
Courtesy of Yassyra, Yawkey Club of Roxbury

Yassyra, Yawkey Club of Roxbury’s School Age Education Coordinator, invites you to build a house out of LEGOs in 60 seconds. Are you up for the challenge?

Email a picture of your house to, or tag us on social media!

NOTE: This challenge is not limited to LEGOs! You can build with books, blocks, or anything else you can find.

For ages 6-12.

Courtesy of Chris, Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club 

Watch Chris, Music Program Manager at Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club, guide you through his creative process to learn the fundamentals of lyricism and how to increase your ability to use words to describe things.

For ages 10+.

Performing Arts
Courtesy of Virvioly and Brea, Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club  

Virvioly and Brea, Performing Arts staff at Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club, share their thoughts on The Little Mermaid, a Disney classic turned Broadway production. Watch below! 

Click here to watch a recording of the full production>>

For ages 12 and up.

Social Recreation
Courtesy of Dan, Charlestown Club 

Watch Dan, the Social Rec Manager at Charlestown Club, show off one of the best tricks to do with coins you can find, and see how many you can stack and catch!

For ages 8 and up.

Courtesy of NASA Kids Club

NASA Kids’ Club provides a plethora of space focused games, videos, images and activities to introduce and help kids learn about the world of space. 

Click here to get started>> 

For grades K-5.

Teen Center 
Courtesy of Jasmine, Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club 

Are you ready to find investors and sell a product? Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club Teen Director Jasmine Griffin challenges you to create a quick video or slideshow describing a product you would sell, your audience, and goals.

Once you’ve put it together, send it to your family to see if they would be your first customers! Share your products with or by tagging us online! 

Click here to view the official instructions>>

Start brainstorming with these slides>>

Looking for some inspiration? Check out this 16-year-old entrepreneur who started the first sneaker pawn shop in the world.

Looking for more inspiration? Learn from this 11-year-old entrepreneur>>

Alex, Teen Ed Coordinator at Charlestown Club, recommends the following link to teens (and all ages) to build on typing skills! 

Click her to start building your typing skills>>


A detailed list of other helpful resources for caregivers can be found here. It includes resources for food access, financial relief funds, neighborhood support and more.  

Are you enjoying “Club at Home?” Tag us in pictures or videos of yourself participating or email them to and we’ll post them on BGCB social media! 

Keep up with all the latest “Club at Home” updates, including fun and interactive content for members to do at home, on our blog.